US2137491A - Cartridge magazine latch for pistols - Google Patents

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US2137491A
US2137491A US10730036A US2137491A US 2137491 A US2137491 A US 2137491A US 10730036 A US10730036 A US 10730036A US 2137491 A US2137491 A US 2137491A
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F41WEAPONS
    • F41AFUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS COMMON TO BOTH SMALLARMS AND ORDNANCE, e.g. CANNONS; MOUNTINGS FOR SMALLARMS OR ORDNANCE
    • F41A9/00Feeding or loading of ammunition; Magazines; Guiding means for the extracting of cartridges
    • F41A9/61Magazines
    • F41A9/64Magazines for unbelted ammunition
    • F41A9/65Box magazines having a cartridge follower
    • F41A9/66Arrangements thereon for charging, i.e. reloading
    • F41A9/67Arrangements thereon for charging, i.e. reloading having means for depressing the cartridge follower, or for locking it in a depressed position

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ZWAQH Nov. 22, 19. W. l.. HUFF CARTRIDGE MAGAZINE LATCH FOR PISTOLS Filed OCT.. 24, 1936 l we Fg @L WILLIAM L. HUFF IN V EN TOR.

Patented Nov. 22, 1938 S'ifi errar 4 Claims.

'Ihis invention relates to magazines for automatic pistols, and particularly to what is known as the follower for the cartridges used therein.

Automatic pistols of the type to which this device relates are provided with a magazine comprising a chamber for receiving the cartridges and automatically feeding one cartridge at a time to a position in axial alinement with the bore of the gun barrel where it is forced into the barrel by means of other mechanism associated with the pistol.

Mounted in the magazine back of the follower is a relatively strong helical spring which forces the follower with the cartridge carried in front of it toward the outer end of the magazine and yet permits the follower to be Withdrawn to the inner end of the magazine so that a number of cartridges to the extent of the capacity of the magazine may be inserted in front of the follower to be fed to a position in alinement with the gun barrel as required when firing pistol.

A follower pin or knob is inserted or otherwise mounted on the follower to facilitate the withdrawal of the follower to enable the cartridges to 25 be inserted in the magazine.

The follower pin or knob mentioned in the preceding paragraph is diicult to manipulate with the thumb, especially in cold weather, and at any time it causes cramping, abrasion and other dis- 30 comfort when the pistol is used continuously for an extended period, as, for example, in target practice.

My invention, therefore consists of a detachable latch member which is adapted to be loosely attached to the follower pin, said latch having formed thereon a knurled or otherwise roughened surface to be engaged by the thumb of the person filling the magazine with cartridges.

The main object of my invention is to provide a simple and inexpensive, but efficient, latch for followers of the class mentioned, which will enable manipulation of the follower without strain or injury to the thumb of the person using the 45 firearm.

Specific objects will appear from the following specification and the drawing accompanying this application and made a part thereof.

In the drawing:

Fig. 1 is a perspective View of a pistol magazine with my invention applied thereto and showing the manner of holding it and inserting the cartridges.

Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the magazine with my improved latch shown with the follower of the magazine in withdrawn position for inserting the cartridges.

Fig. 3 is a view similar toFig. 2, but with the latch at extreme extended position.

Fig. 4 is a side elevation of Fig. 3.

Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the latch.

Referring to the drawing by numerals in which like numerals designate like parts, I0 is a magaf zine for an automatic pistol having an elongated spring chamber to house a spring I I and a longitudinally extending slot l2, and provided with the usual channel I3 at its extreme end for guiding cartridges into the chamber I4.

Mounted in the cartridge chamber I l is the follower I5 to which is attached the usual follower pin I6 with its shank I6', extending thru the slot I2, so that the head or knob of the follower pin I6 is outside the slot I2.

The latch, proper, consists of a plate Il, bent at one end to form a foot I8 which is adapted to 20 Slide along the outer surface of the cartridge chamber. At the end of the latch, opposite the foot, an opening I9 is formed thru the plate Il, said opening being slightly greater in diameter than the follower pin I6, so that the opening will easily t over said follower pin. A section of the plate Il adjacent the foot I8 is knurled, preferably with diamond knurling, as shown at to provide a non-slip contact surface for the thumb of the person using the device.

The operation of my improved latch is clearly shown in Fig. 1 of the drawing, and consists merely in placing the opening I9 over the follower pin it, with the foot I8 resting against the surface of the magazine chamber and sliding it 3f along the surface of the magazine until the follower pin member I6 comes to a stop against the inner end of the slot I2. At that point the pressure of the thumb will easily cause the foot I8 to drop over and engage the end of the magazine as shown particularly in Figs. 2 and 4 of the drawing, thus holding the follower in withdrawn position, permitting the use and freedom of both hands for the purpose of filling the magazine with cartridges, and eliminating the discomforts hereinbefore mentioned.

After the magazine is filled with cartridges the latch is released from engagement with the end of the magazine, and removed from the follower pin until again needed.

My improved latch is simple and inexpensive to manufacture, and is effective for the purpose intended.

It is to be understood that changes in the specie construction of my improved latch may be 55 made within the scope of the following claims without departing from the spirit of the invention. l

I claim:

1. A cartridge magazine latch of the character described adapted for detachable connection to a cartridge magazine having slidably mounted thereon a spring actuated follower provided with a thumb manipulated follower pin, means on said latch for detachably engaging the pin on said follower and for engaging one end of said magazine to hold said follower in retracted position in said magazine.

near one end for detachable connection with said follower pin and having its other end formed in a foot adapted for frictional contact with the outer surface of said magazine and for latching engagement with one end of said magazine for the purpose of holding said spring actuated follower in retracted position in said magazine.

3. An article of manufacture comprising a plate consisting of a relatively long section having an opening near one end for attachment to a knob and having' its other end formed Vina right angularly disposed relatively short foot adapted for frictional surface contact.

4. A latch for cartridge magazine followers comprising a substantially right angularly formed plate, one end being relatively shorter than the Vother and having an opening near the outer extremity of the longer end.

WILLIAM L. HUFF.

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US2514277A (en) * 1948-05-10 1950-07-04 Martin R Donnallan Plunger compressor for pistol magazines
US2828568A (en) * 1955-06-17 1958-04-01 Edwin G Sakewitz Cartridge indicating magazine for automatic pistols and other firearms
US2862324A (en) * 1955-08-04 1958-12-02 Albert L Ball Clip-slide depressor
US3039366A (en) * 1959-12-14 1962-06-19 Elmer R Imthurn Target pistol with breech bolt locking mechanism
US3939590A (en) * 1974-09-11 1976-02-24 Musgrave Daniel D Magazine emptying device
US4488371A (en) * 1982-09-28 1984-12-18 Boyles Edward K Hold down latch apparatus
US4829693A (en) * 1986-11-17 1989-05-16 Douglas Holmes Quick reloading devices
US4872279A (en) * 1988-09-12 1989-10-10 John A. Norton Reloading device for cartridge magazine
US4993180A (en) * 1988-12-23 1991-02-19 Upchurch Lewis E Magazine loading assistance apparatus
US4995179A (en) * 1989-11-09 1991-02-26 Switzer Robert D Cartridge clip
US5081778A (en) * 1989-11-09 1992-01-21 Switzer Robert D Cartridge clip
US5129173A (en) * 1991-08-12 1992-07-14 Gale Kuykendall Magazine loading device
US5402594A (en) * 1994-04-01 1995-04-04 Switzer; Robert D. Magazine cartridge loader
US6748689B2 (en) * 2000-02-14 2004-06-15 Richard Mark Fitzpatrick Ammunition magazines with integral handles
US6807764B1 (en) 2003-10-14 2004-10-26 Larry B. Phillips Cartridge magazine follower grip
US20050150148A1 (en) * 2003-12-23 2005-07-14 Herpel Michael J. Easy loading gun magazine
US20050188579A1 (en) * 2004-02-12 2005-09-01 Gates Craig D. Firearm cartridge clip
US20070157501A1 (en) * 2006-01-11 2007-07-12 Cammenga Corporation Firearm magazine
US20110107639A1 (en) * 2009-11-10 2011-05-12 James Lee Douglas Easy Loading Magazine
US20110308128A1 (en) * 2010-06-18 2011-12-22 Perry Wright Firearm magazine
US20120030987A1 (en) * 2010-08-08 2012-02-09 Lee Iii Kenneth Joe Apparatus and method for loading bullets into a bullet carrier of a magazine
US20120131830A1 (en) * 2010-11-29 2012-05-31 David Froehle Quick loading magazine
US20140283427A1 (en) * 2010-07-27 2014-09-25 Christopher R. Castro Magazine and firearm with positional adjustment of magazine spring
US20150096214A1 (en) * 2013-10-08 2015-04-09 Arthur H. Jones, III Magazine system for increasing the capacity of a firearm
US9057570B1 (en) 2012-11-09 2015-06-16 Guy Tal Loader for magazines with projecting side button
US20150198395A1 (en) * 2014-01-10 2015-07-16 Jv Precision Machine Company Externally loading semi-automatic firearm with integral or non-removable feeding device
US9506711B2 (en) 2012-07-31 2016-11-29 Lwrc International Llc Barrel nut assembly and method to attach a barrel to a firearm using such assembly
US9658011B2 (en) 2011-08-17 2017-05-23 Lwrc International Llc Bolt carrier and bolt for gas operated firearms
US9810495B2 (en) 2011-08-17 2017-11-07 Lwrc International Llc Bolt carrier and bolt for gas operated firearms
US9816546B2 (en) 2012-07-31 2017-11-14 Lwrc International Llc Barrel nut assembly and method to attach a barrel to a firearm using such assembly
US9915497B2 (en) 2013-03-15 2018-03-13 Lwrc International Llc Firearm buffer system and buttstock assembly
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US2514277A (en) * 1948-05-10 1950-07-04 Martin R Donnallan Plunger compressor for pistol magazines
US2828568A (en) * 1955-06-17 1958-04-01 Edwin G Sakewitz Cartridge indicating magazine for automatic pistols and other firearms
US2862324A (en) * 1955-08-04 1958-12-02 Albert L Ball Clip-slide depressor
US3039366A (en) * 1959-12-14 1962-06-19 Elmer R Imthurn Target pistol with breech bolt locking mechanism
US3939590A (en) * 1974-09-11 1976-02-24 Musgrave Daniel D Magazine emptying device
US4488371A (en) * 1982-09-28 1984-12-18 Boyles Edward K Hold down latch apparatus
US4829693A (en) * 1986-11-17 1989-05-16 Douglas Holmes Quick reloading devices
US4872279A (en) * 1988-09-12 1989-10-10 John A. Norton Reloading device for cartridge magazine
US4993180A (en) * 1988-12-23 1991-02-19 Upchurch Lewis E Magazine loading assistance apparatus
US4995179A (en) * 1989-11-09 1991-02-26 Switzer Robert D Cartridge clip
US5081778A (en) * 1989-11-09 1992-01-21 Switzer Robert D Cartridge clip
US5129173A (en) * 1991-08-12 1992-07-14 Gale Kuykendall Magazine loading device
US5402594A (en) * 1994-04-01 1995-04-04 Switzer; Robert D. Magazine cartridge loader
US6748689B2 (en) * 2000-02-14 2004-06-15 Richard Mark Fitzpatrick Ammunition magazines with integral handles
US20040255504A1 (en) * 2000-02-14 2004-12-23 Fitzpatrick Richard M. Ammunition magazines with integral handles
US6883261B2 (en) * 2000-02-14 2005-04-26 Richard M. Fitzpatrick Ammunition magazines with integral handles
US6807764B1 (en) 2003-10-14 2004-10-26 Larry B. Phillips Cartridge magazine follower grip
US20050150148A1 (en) * 2003-12-23 2005-07-14 Herpel Michael J. Easy loading gun magazine
US20050188579A1 (en) * 2004-02-12 2005-09-01 Gates Craig D. Firearm cartridge clip
US7200964B2 (en) * 2004-02-12 2007-04-10 Gates Craig D Firearm cartridge clip
US20070157501A1 (en) * 2006-01-11 2007-07-12 Cammenga Corporation Firearm magazine
US7497044B2 (en) 2006-01-11 2009-03-03 Cammenga Corporation Firearm magazine
US20110107639A1 (en) * 2009-11-10 2011-05-12 James Lee Douglas Easy Loading Magazine
US8316567B2 (en) * 2009-11-10 2012-11-27 James Lee Douglas Easy loading magazine
US8720095B2 (en) * 2010-06-18 2014-05-13 Perry Wright Firearm magazine
US20110308128A1 (en) * 2010-06-18 2011-12-22 Perry Wright Firearm magazine
US9234714B2 (en) * 2010-07-27 2016-01-12 Christopher R. Castro Magazine and firearm with positional adjustment of magazine spring
US20140283427A1 (en) * 2010-07-27 2014-09-25 Christopher R. Castro Magazine and firearm with positional adjustment of magazine spring
US20120030987A1 (en) * 2010-08-08 2012-02-09 Lee Iii Kenneth Joe Apparatus and method for loading bullets into a bullet carrier of a magazine
US8234810B2 (en) * 2010-08-08 2012-08-07 Lee Tactical Solutions, L.L.C. Apparatus and method for loading bullets into a bullet carrier of a magazine
US20120131830A1 (en) * 2010-11-29 2012-05-31 David Froehle Quick loading magazine
US9103614B2 (en) * 2010-11-29 2015-08-11 David Froehle Quick loading magazine
US9810495B2 (en) 2011-08-17 2017-11-07 Lwrc International Llc Bolt carrier and bolt for gas operated firearms
US9658011B2 (en) 2011-08-17 2017-05-23 Lwrc International Llc Bolt carrier and bolt for gas operated firearms
US9816546B2 (en) 2012-07-31 2017-11-14 Lwrc International Llc Barrel nut assembly and method to attach a barrel to a firearm using such assembly
US9506711B2 (en) 2012-07-31 2016-11-29 Lwrc International Llc Barrel nut assembly and method to attach a barrel to a firearm using such assembly
US9057570B1 (en) 2012-11-09 2015-06-16 Guy Tal Loader for magazines with projecting side button
US9915497B2 (en) 2013-03-15 2018-03-13 Lwrc International Llc Firearm buffer system and buttstock assembly
US20150096214A1 (en) * 2013-10-08 2015-04-09 Arthur H. Jones, III Magazine system for increasing the capacity of a firearm
US20150198395A1 (en) * 2014-01-10 2015-07-16 Jv Precision Machine Company Externally loading semi-automatic firearm with integral or non-removable feeding device
US9506702B2 (en) * 2014-01-10 2016-11-29 Jv Precision Machine Company Externally loading semi-automatic firearm with integral or non-removable feeding device
USD818554S1 (en) 2016-07-22 2018-05-22 Vista Outdoor Operations Llc Magazine loader
US9976826B2 (en) 2016-08-24 2018-05-22 Vista Outdoor Operations Llc Kinetic magazine loader

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